Business Card Template: Why to Use a Business Card Template

Professional business cards are a great way to spread the word about your business or about you, personally. Having a business card in hand is a great way to share contact information with anyone who wants to connect with you. Designing your business cards, on the other hand, can pose its own set of challenges. Using a template can help make the job easier.

What is a business card template?

A business card template is a basic template that already has your business card set up for you. You need only add your personal information: your name, contact information, logo, and any other data you want to include on the card.

Why use a business card template?

Using a business card template has a number of advantages over trying to design the business card itself on your own. 

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It's quicker.

Creating a business card should be a relatively quick and simple proposition. You don't want to spend hours behind your computer screen to create a simple business card. Even as a graphic designer or artist, you will want a quick, easy task that will allow you to quickly create and print your business cards.

The fonts and basic design elements are already chosen for you.

Business card templates use clear, easy-to-read fonts that will easily and effectively share your contact information with customers or business contacts. You won't have to sort through dozens or even hundreds of fonts on your computer to come up with the right one for your needs. Instead, you can select a template that already has coordinating fonts in place.

Spacing is already taken care of for you.

It's easy for information to get cut off on your business cards. You may have a hard time figuring out how to keep your email address from hanging off the side with characters missing or your logo from overpowering the entire card. A template, however, will help set all of that spacing from the beginning, so you don't have to worry about it. That spacing is also already aligned for you, so you won't have to worry about balancing white space or double checking design elements. 

How to build a business card template

Once you've selected your business card template, you need only put in your personal information. You can customize your template as much as you like or use the basic template provided in your program.

  1. Choose a template that reflects the unique nature of your business or personality.

    If you're a graphic designer or artist, for example, you probably don't want cookie cutter cards. On the other hand, if you're creating cards as a financial advisor, you may not want to use very creative designs for cards.

  2. Fill in your personal information.

    Make sure that it fits inside the spaces dedicated to it. For example, if you have a longer than usual email address or business name, you'll need to either adapt the base template or change some of the designs to fit.

  3. Add your logo or other images.

    If you're a graphic designer, for example, you may want to add something that shows off your style and personality. If you're putting together personal business cards, you may want to use a small photo or picture.

  4. Proofread with care.

    You may want to have someone else double-check critical information, including the spelling of your email address or your phone number, to ensure that you did not accidentally transpose information.


Are you ready to get started creating your business cards? CorelDRAW includes business card templates that can help you show your creative flair or display your natural capabilities. Check it out today to get started.

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